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Advocacy Forecast for Africa

In 1995 the answer was nine when asked how many planets our solar system contained. Twenty years later, we have a different answer. Similarly, 10 years ago we were told that the client is king. Today, I guess you hear that the content is.

Operating and living in the same space, the context and knowledge have tremendously changed. The art to communicate, plead for or against a cause, as well as support or recommend a position has been taking in different techniques and canvas.

Allied Communities Network: Volunteer PR Executive

Allied Communities Network is a development, relief and advocacy nonprofit organisation.

Allied Communities Network seeks to recruit a young dynamic Public Relations (PR) Executive - Private College relations, based in Johannesburg.

A you vibrant young and energetic PR/Marketing or Sales student/graduate? A you looking for a lucrative career map-out opportunity within the civil sector?

This is a voluntary position with a stipend.

Responsibilities:

Gender DynamiX: Office Administrator

Gender DynamiX is a NGO working to protect the rights of transgender, transsexual and gender diverse people on a national level. The organisation provides assistance and referrals about trans health, mental health and legal information. Gender DynamiX consults with trans people and their significant others, friends, families and allies (SOFFA’s) and liaises with employers. Educational workshops and seminars are one of the organisations main activities.

Gender DynamiX seeks to appoint a transgender female Office Administrator, based  in Cape Town.

Centre for Development and Enterprise: Programme Director - Jobs and Growth

The Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) is an independent policy research and advocacy organisation. It is one of South Africa's leading development think tanks, focusing on critical development issues and their relationship to economic growth and democratic consolidation. Through examining South African realities and international experience, CDE formulates practical policy proposals outlining ways in which South Africa can tackle major social and economic challenges. CDE has a special focus on the role of business and markets in development.

Centre for Development and Enterprise: Designer/Developer

The Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) is an independent policy research and advocacy organisation. It is one of South Africa's leading development think tanks, focusing on critical development issues and their relationship to economic growth and democratic consolidation. Through examining South African realities and international experience, CDE formulates practical policy proposals outlining ways in which South Africa can tackle major social and economic challenges. CDE has a special focus on the role of business and markets in development.

Making Advocacy Attractive to Grant-Makers

Advocacy programmes are at times perceived as ineffective, controversial and hard to measure, making them less likely to attract funding and the interest of donors, which is unfortunate considering the invaluable contribution that advocacy programmes make towards sustainability.

The following are key considerations that each organisation working in advocacy should consider:

TCOE: Senior Programme Officer

The Trust for Community Outreach and Education (TCOE) is the natural organisation operating across four provinces of South Africa that focuses on rural development and land reform, movement building and advocacy.

TCOE seeks to appoint a Senior Programme Officer, based in Cape Town.

Requirements:

Gender DynamiX: Human Rights & Lobbying Coordinator

Gender DynamiX is a NGO working to protect the rights of transgender, transsexual and gender diverse people on a national level. The organisation provides assistance and referrals about trans health, mental health and legal information. Gender DynamiX consults with trans people and their significant others, friends, families and allies (SOFFA’s) and liaises with employers. Educational workshops and seminars are one of the organisations main activities.

Gender DynamiX seeks to appoint a Human Rights and Lobbying Coordinator, based in Cape Town.

CSPRI: Materials Development Consultant

The Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative (CSPRI), established in 2003, is a research and advocacy project focussing on prisons and places of confinement in the African region, with the aim of furthering constitutional and human rights imperatives within these settings.

CSPRI seeks to appoint a Materials Development Consultant, based in Cape Town.

Gender DynamiX: Administration Officer

Gender DynamiX is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Cape Town working to protect the rights of transgender, transsexual and gender diverse people on a national level. The organisation provides assistance and referrals about trans health, mental health and legal information. Gender DynamiX consults with trans people and their significant others, friends, families and allies (SOFFA’s) and liaises with employers. Educational workshops and seminars are one of the organisations main activities.

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